The Word Lover's Delight
Kensington Publishing Corporation, Jul 1, 2009 - Reference - 192 pages
From "amusia" to "xerophagy, " from the "ephemeral "to the "vituperative, The Word Lover's Delight" is "chockablock" with words that are not only fascinating and unusual but that you can use in your everyday speech--to jaw-dropping effect. With a wide range of words, from the moderately difficult to the somewhat "ostentatious, The Word Lover's Delight " gives each word a phonetic pronunciation, a memorable example of its use in speech, and an easy-to-understand definition.
FAWR'-SKWAIR - straightforward, blunt, unwavering
Lucy appreciated Tom's foursquare breakup style, but she still popped all his tires and smashed his windshield.
Fun, educational, and "erudite, The Word Lover's Delight" is the ultimate book for word nerds--and anyone who's ever just wanted to find the perfect "bon mot" at the perfect time.
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